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India logs 123 COVID-19 deaths, 11,666 new cases of infection
New Delhi, January 28, 2021
India today logged 123 deaths due to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and 11,666 new cases of infection as the spread of the virus continued to slow down across the country.
With the latest numbers put out by the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare this morning, the death toll so far has risen to 153,847 while the total number of cases of infection in the country, since the first case was registered in late January last year, has increased to 10,701,193.
The number of deaths in a 24-hour period remained below the 300-mark for the 32nd consecutive day today. It has remained below 200 for 15 consecutive days now.
The number of new cases of infection in a day remained below 20,000 for the 19th consecutive day today.
The number of those who have recovered from COVID-19 increased to 10,373,606 as of this morning, up 14,301 from yesterday, making for a recovery rate of 96.93%.
The number of active cases went down by 2,758 to 173,740 in the last 24 hours.
The highest number of deaths due to COVID-19 in a single day in the country -- 1,290 -- was reported on September 16 last year. India had reported 137 deaths yesterday.
The highest number of fresh cases of infection in a 24-hour period -- 97,894 -- was reported on September 17. The country had recorded 12,689 new cases of infection yesterday.
The world has reported a total of more than 100.866 million cases of COVID-19 so far while the global death toll has climbed to 2,173,965 as of this morning, according to data compiled by the Johns Hopkins University in the United States, which is tracking the pandemic.
India is placed second in the world in terms of the total number of cases of infection so far, behind the United States (more than 25.595 million cases) and ahead of Brazil (more than 8.996 million cases).
In terms of the number of deaths, the country ranks third after the US (429,157) and Brazil (220,161).